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Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff • January 28, 2020
A Milo man accused of killing a cat and shooting at his fleeing wife and kids in December has pleaded guilty.
ABC affiliate WVII reports that Frank Foss Jr. 25, pleaded guilty Monday to domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and cruelty to animals, among other charges.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in March, the TV station reports.
The incident happened early the morning of Dec. 8 when the victim returned home from a party the night before, according to the district attorney’s office. The victim, who had attended the party without Foss, found she could not get into the house when she returned and then saw the cat had been shot to death.
When she got into the home through a window, she found a highly intoxicated Foss who told her to leave and pointed a gun at her. She got the couple’s three children into her car, and as she drove from the home, Foss shot at them, according to the district attorney’s office.
She took the children to a friend’s home in Medford, less than 10 miles away, where Foss followed them and shot at the house as he drove by, the district attorney’s office has said.
Foss admitted in an interview with Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputies that he shot the cat, but denied remembering the whole incident. Foss’ blood alcohol level was 0.21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, according to the district attorney’s office.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.
Contributed, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • January 27, 2020
BROWNVILLE — On Monday, Jan. 27, Brownville Elementary held a Winter Carnival as part of the last week of activities for the WinterKids Winter Games competition.
Students were able to attend six sessions. The school hosted Mark Spaulding, an engineer from JSI, to teach about 3D printing and CAD for their fixtures. Retired Principal Lynn Weston taught students about the water cycle and demonstrated what happens during the process. Retired teacher Lynn Gerrish helped students to discover which place on earth has the most snowfall totals.
Grade 5-6 social studies teacher Deb Page and Gary Page demonstrated their robots and grade 5 students from Penquis Valley Middle School came with them to let children have an opportunity to operate the robots. Students also were active outdoors with a sliding station and a snowshoeing station which took them through the trails behind the school.
It was a great learning experience for all and Brownville Elementary officials thank the presenters who came to share with the students.
Photo courtesy of Brownville Elementary
Photo courtesy of Brownville Elementary
Staff, Piscataquis Observer • January 26, 2020
BROWNVILLE JUNCTION — The Maine Warden Service is seeking information about hit and run accident where a snowmobiler didn’t stop after striking a sled dog musher.
Shortly before noon on Saturday, Jan. 25 a snowmobile collided with a sled dog musher just north of Brownville Junction. The musher was taking part in a sled dog race that shared part of its route with snowmobile trail ITS 110.
The snowmobile was traveling towards the sled dog team on the trail, and the snowmobile operator couldn’t keep control of his snowmobile and sideswiped the dog sled and musher. The sled dog musher was knocked off the dog sled and the snowmobiler did not stop and continued to travel north toward Katahdin Ironworks. The sled dog musher refused medical treatment at the scene.
The crash is still under investigation by the Maine Warden Service. Anyone with information about the crash or who may know the identity of the snowmobiler is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 207-973-3700.
Contributed, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • January 21, 2020
Photo courtesy of United Bikers of Maine, Piscataquis County
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